Umbrella Etiquette

1. Make sure your umbrella fits the occasion


2. Be mindful not to block the view of fellow spectators

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3. When with a senior companion, the younger person should hold the umbrella

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4. Be careful not to let the wind flip your umbrella



5. Be mindful not to jab your closed umbrella at people. It is not a weapon. I’m looking at you, Mr. KGB.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and his wife Lyudmila watch as U.S. President George W. Bush holds his umbrella in the wind and walks by with U.S. First Lady Laura on their arrival for the military parade marking the 60th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in Moscow, Monday, May 9, 2005. (AP Photo/ITAR-TASS, Presidential Press Service)

6. Be mindful of the size of your umbrella

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7. Always hold an umbrella for a lady

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Child, please


“But Palin had someone hold her umbrella!!”

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A) See Rule #7

B) He wasn’t a US Marine. Because Marines are Devil Dogs-Not Umbrella Holders









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